One more Periyar statue vandalized in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: After multiple instances of statue vandalism in various parts of India, unidentified persons have damaged the statue of Dravidian icon EV Ramasamy popularly known as Periyar. This is another such incident in which the leader’s statue was vandalized.

In incident took place at Alangudi town in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district, reported the ANI and an investigation has been started.

On March 6, two people were arrested for allegedly vandalising a Periyar statue at a municipal corporate office in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore on March 6. The incident had occurred hours after senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, H Raja, had claimed that statues of social reformer Periyar in Tamil Nadu are to be brought down next like the Lenin statue in Tripura.

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Both Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah had condemned the incidents of statue vandalism across the country and had directed that strict action be taken against those responsible. BJP sources said both Modi and Shah were “furious” over the developments, given that these incidents took place after the Prime Minister had hailed the BJP’s victory in the Left bastion of Tripura as a win over the “politics of violence”.

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